Kronia

This is the ritual for Kronia, which honors Kronos. I hope that you can use it and enjoy it. Thanks for reading.

 

1) Purify the Altar area.

2) Take the barley and say, “As it was done in ancient times. I purify and cleanse this altar with this barley. With this barley I purify this altar and space so that I may give offerings, libations, and speak with glory and respect the gods of Mt. Olympus.”

3) Light a candle and say a hymn to Hestia.

Hestia, you who guard the sacred shrine of the Lord Apollon. The far-darter at goodly Pathos. With soft oil dripping ever from your locks. Come now to this house, come having one mind with Zeus the all wise-draw near, and with all bestow favor upon my song.”

Prayer to Hestia

Hestia, gracious goddess who sits at the heart of each home, who lives in the heart of each one who reveres you, each one who holds you dear, each one who turns to you for strength and harmony.

Hestia, goddess most needful, goddess most serene, goddess most esteemed, the heart of the city is yours as well, great goddess; within your realm are those who serve the state, who work for all the good of all–your blessings fall on the honest, goddess, your wrath on the corrupt, on those who betray their trust for gain. Defender of the householder, guardian of the hearthfire, Hestia, I praise and honor you.

4) Let Kronos know that your here by saying, “Kronos, hear me.” Then use his titles, if he has any, and let him know why your here, which is to honor him.

5) Do an Invocation to Kronos (note: there was no invocation to Kronos found in the book that I use. So I’m using my own).

Mighty Kronos, father to the six. Gods and Goddess of might and power. You who took the throne from your own father. Father of Time, of the end of one year so that we can start the new. I come before you in supplication and call to you in honor and gratitude.

6) Since there is no personal prayer to Kronos, I’m skipping that one.

7) Say a Hymn to Kronos.

Etherial father, mighty Titan, hear,

Great fire of Gods and men, whom all revere:
Endu’d with various council, pure and strong,
To whom perfection and decrease belong.
Consum’d by thee all forms that hourly die,
By thee restor’d, their former place supply;
The world immense in everlasting chains,
Strong and ineffable thy pow’r contains
Father of vast eternity, divine,
O mighty Saturn, various speech is thine:
Blossom of earth and of the starry skies,
Husband of Rhea, and Prometheus wife.

Obstetric Nature, venerable root,
From which the various forms of being shoot;
No parts peculiar can thy pow’r enclose,
Diffus’d thro’ all, from which the world arose,
O, best of beings, of a subtle mind,
Propitious hear to holy pray’rs inclin’d;
The sacred rites benevolent attend,
And grant a blameless life, a blessed end.

8) Offering Incense, saying, “I offer this incense to you, mighty Kronos.

9) Give Food Offering, saying, “I offer this food as a sacrifice to you, mighty Kronos.

10) Pour libations to the gods. Remember: Hestia gets first and last libations.

11) Pray to Kronos, if you want.

12) End the ritual by saying, “Hestia, goddess of home and hearth, to you I offer last of all as a pious mortal should. Tend to those whom I love and guard the houses of the pious. As the gods will it, so it shall be.”

It is so!

Dump the entire container that you’ve poured your wine or grape juice into outside and then that ends it.

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